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Stocking Stuffers: Travel

16 of the best affordable gifts for travelers.


Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.


L.L. Bean Traveler Shoe Bag
Because mud makes a poor souvenir. $20

The New York Times: 36 Hours 125 Weekends in Europe
Because the grey lady gets around. $33

Everlane Dopp Kit
Because they’re finally past ziplocks. $35

Travelon Micro Scale
Because tickets are expensive enough. $17

Ursa Major Face Wipes
Because no one likes lingering in airplane bathrooms. $24+

Tumi International Power Adaptor
Because guessing in these matters rarely ends well. $50

Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Because Ambien’s harder to come by. $30

Apolis Transit Issue Luggage Tag
Because everybody’s bag looks like yours. $22

AFAR Magazine
Because exploration’s pretty good from the couch, too. $20

Eagle Creek Travel Pack-It Folder
Because ironing and jet lag don’t mix. $23

Photojojo iPhone Lenses
Because it’s the only camera they use. $20+

Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External
Because it’s got juice to recharge their smartphone three times over. $26

Bucky Luggage 40 Blinks Ultralight Sleep Mask
Because few seat mates are eye candy. $13

Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
Because it’s the #1 best seller in the “railroad travel reference” section of Amazon.

Twelve South PlugBug World
Because the fewer cords the better.$37

AeroPress Coffee Maker
Because coffee culture isn’t global.
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